James Albert & Nancy Jane (McKensie) Dunn

 

James A. Dunn, son of George Dunn and Annastatia (Freel) was born on January 28, 1847 near Morristown, N.Y. and lived there as a boy. His folks moved to Stirling, Canada, where he met and married Miss Nancy McKenzie, born January 23, 1850, daughter of David McKenzie I and wife Rose. Their marriage was held at Marmora Village on February 28,1871. To this union were born James E., Mrs. Perry (Rose Anna) Palmer, Mrs. Chris (Stacia) Nelson, Mrs. George (Margaret) Meek, Albert, Mrs. Julius (Miriam) Ware, Mrs. Samuel (Florence) Howden, and Mrs. Thomas (Sadie) Krema. All of their children received their education in the Palmer (Lincoln) school to the greatest extent. Three years after their marriage they migrated to Seymour. Wisconsin. Then in 1879 they moved to Clark County where they farmed in the town of Loyal and York until 1894 when they continued farming in the town of Beaver, and finally thirteen years on a bigger farm in the town of Eaton until retirement. James A. Dunn loved his farm and cattle but pursued carpentry in his spare time, a trade he learned from his father. (Nancy McKenzie lived for a time with Merrill Dunn's family when he was a boy. She is his grandmother.) Nancy Jane (McKenzie) Dunn died July 1. 1931 and James Albert Dunn died July 24,1912. (Merrill Dunn, who contributed this information, is the son of Albert M. and Annaretta V. (Slover) Dunn. His brothers are Russell, Howard and Kenneth. His sister is Ruth.)*

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James Albert & Nancy Jane (McKensie) Dunn

 

 
 
 

 

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James Albert Dunn (son of George Dunn and Annastatia Freel)3 was born January 28, 1847 in New York3, and died July 24, 1912 in Greenwood, Clark Co., WI3. He married Nancy Jane McKenzie on February 15, 1871 in Marmora, Ontario, Canada, daughter of David McKenzie and Roseanne Ferris.

Source Data: From the records of Merrill Dunn. Obituary: James Albert Dunn was born Jan 28, 1847 in the state of New York, a son of George and Annastasia Dunn. His early life was passed at his birthplace and in Ontario, Canada where his parents moved when he was a small boy. Deceased was married in Marmora, Canada Feb 1st, 1871 and three years later moved to Seymour, Wis., where the family resided until 34 years ago when they came to Clark County to reside, having made their home on the farm South of town the past thirteen years. Mr. Dunn was always a hard, conscientious laboring man trying to do his duty and provide for his household. He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character, and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits still long past the age which men ordinarily drop from the ranks of the workers. To this end there is no doubt that sunshiny disposition largely contributed. Death occurred last Wednesday PM, July 24th from an accident which happened while harvesting his hay crop. As a load was being unloaded in the barn, the trip rope broke on the hay fork and let him fall to the floor. The sudden shock caused a reaction of his heart which resulted in death shortly after. Deceased leaves one brother, Edwin Dunn of Buffalo, Minnesota; one sister Margaret, Alma Center, Wis., and three half brothers in Canada, as well as his wife, Nancy and their Children: Florence, Miriam, Sadie, James, Anne, Margaret, Stacia and Albert Dunn. Published in the Greenwood Gleaner, July 30, 1912.

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Burial: Greenwood Cemetery; James was buried in Grave No. 1, Greenwood Cemetery on July 29, 1912.

More About James Albert Dunn and Nancy Jane McKenzie:
Marriage: February 15, 1871, Marmora, Ontario, Canada.3

Children of James Albert Dunn and Nancy Jane McKenzie are:
+James Edwin Dunn, b. January 19, 1872, York, Clark, Wisconsin, d. June 18, 1931, Galena, Cherokee, Kansas3.
+Roseanna Dunn, b. January 25, 1874, Osborne, Outagamie, Wisconsin, d. March 07, 19513.
+Annastacia Dunn, b. Abt. 1876, York, Clark, Wisconsin, d. July 09, 19103.
+Margaret Ellen Dunn, b. January 29, 1876, Lizero, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin, d. date unknown.
+Albert Dunn, b. March 02, 1880, Spokeville, York, Clark, Wis, d. June 16, 19523.
+Miriam Dunn, b. June 05, 1883, York, Clark, Wisconsin, d. November 01, 19573.
+Florence Dunn, b. November 08, 1885, York, Clark, Wisconsin, d. date unknown.
+Sarabelle Dunn, b. July 1890, York, Clark, Wisconsin, d. date unknown.
 

 

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*Excerpt from "The Centennial History of the York Center United Methodist Church, 1880 - 1980; Census Records, Cemetery Records, Courthouse and Family Records.

 

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Michael Dunn & The Loyal Public Library

 

 


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